Experts to speak at summit on fraud detection, prevention in the Nigerian airline industry

Experts to speak at summit on fraud detection, prevention in the Nigerian airline industry

  Nigeria Aviation Forum (NAF) holds its inaugural summit with the theme: “Fraud Trigger, Detection, and Prevention: An experience from Nigerian Airline Industry”. The online summit will be held on Tuesday, August 16, 2022, at 11 am via Zoom with speakers from Aero, Dana, Arik, Peace, NCAA, AMOs, among others. Other speakers lined up are Chief Executive Officer at West Link Airlines ·Capt. Ibrahim Mshella, former Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Benedict…

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Foreign carriers fret over Naira devaluation, risk loss on over $450 million trapped funds

Foreign carriers fret over Naira devaluation, risk loss on over $450 million trapped funds

Emirates begins Nigeria route capacity cut today     Foreign airlines are said to be scared of their humongous funds trapped in the country and the reason they have clandestinely raised the value of air tickets by over 100 percent. Consequently, the carriers are worried over the devaluation of the country’s currency which they said hurt the carriers. A top official of an airline who pleaded anonymity told Aviation Metric that the devaluation of the…

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Rise of dollar against Naira, pandemic against tourism- DG NTDC

Rise of dollar against Naira, pandemic against tourism- DG NTDC

Director General, Nigeria Tourism Development Corporation ( NTDC), Foluronsho Coker has expressed concern over the sudden rise of the US dollar against the Naira is posing a huge threat to the survival of tourism and related enterprises in Nigeria and in third-world countries. He likened the dollar situation, particularly its scarcity to another COVID-19 pandemic, which has affected the fabric of goods and services in Nigeria in recent times. “The dollar has ravaged our industry,…

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From obscurity to W’Africa accident investigation power house

From obscurity to W’Africa accident investigation power house

From obscurity to one of pride, not only for Nigeria but for the West African sub-region: That is the story of the Accident Investigation Bureau- Nigeria (AIB-N) as the Republic of Cameroon sought the support of the Bureau to help investigate an air accident that occurred in the sister African country. The accident, involving a Havilland DHC 400 Twin Otter aircraft, occurred on May 11, in Cameroon. The recent invitation by Cameroon’s Director of Civil…

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Emirates invests over $2 billion in cabins, retrofit 120 planes with latest interiors

Emirates invests over $2 billion in cabins, retrofit 120 planes with latest interiors

In a bid to give customers some of the biggest customer experiences, the mega carrier, Emirates is investing $2 billion to enhance its inflight cabins. The carrier is also undertaking a massive programme to retrofit over 120 aircraft with the latest interiors, plus an array of other service improvements across all cabins starting in 2022. Emirates is still flying on its brand promise of ‘Fly Better.’ Sir Tim Clark, President of Emirates Airlines said: “While…

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Green Africa recounts not too pleasant experience one year after operations

Green Africa recounts not too pleasant experience one year after operations

Lists high jet fuel, forex fluctuation, others as sector’s problem Gives 365 free tickets to customers     Green Africa has relived its experience in the tough aviation industry one year after starting scheduled passenger operations, attributing its survival and success to the support and patronage it has enjoyed in the past 365 days from its loyal clientele and other stakeholders. The carrier in a statement said it had weathered many challenges in the difficult…

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Aero goes into JV with UMZA Air, acquires aircraft, repositions

Aero goes into JV with UMZA Air, acquires aircraft, repositions

Aero Contractors, Nigeria’s oldest aviation company has taken delivery of the first set of two Dash-8 (Q-400) aircraft this afternoon at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja.   The Nigerian registered aircraft owned by UMZA Air will be operated by Aero Contractors under a joint venture agreement between both parties. The Dash 8 aircraft is one of the most fuel-efficient and modern aircraft in the market and has a capacity of 74 seats. The second…

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We sell tickets in Naira for journeys originating from Nigeria-SAA

We sell tickets in Naira for journeys originating from Nigeria-SAA

  South African Airways (SAA) said contrary to some reports (Not Aviation Metric) that the carrier has begun to sell tickets in dollars, the carrier clarified that tickets are still sold in Naira for journeys originating from Nigeria to South Africa. A top official of the airline who spoke to Aviation Metric under a condition of anonymity said SAA is not selling tickets in dollars in Nigeria, adding that tickets are still been sold in…

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Trapped funds: SAA issues fresh modalities for tickets sale in dollars

Trapped funds: SAA issues fresh modalities for tickets sale in dollars

The withholding of foreign airlines’ over $450 million funds by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) is seriously affecting the carriers as South African Airways (SAA) is adjusting its tickets from Naira to Dollar with the ease of allowing its funds to remain in her country rather than go through the process of the difficulty in repatriating its funds from Nigeria. Consequently, the carrier in a statement to its trade partners said from Wednesday, August…

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Airbus delivered 46 jets in July, books big China order

Airbus delivered 46 jets in July, books big China order

Aircraft giant, Airbus delivered 46 jets in July, bringing physical deliveries so far this year to 343 aircraft – just under halfway towards the planemaker’s revised full-year target of 700. Airbus also said in a monthly update that it had formally booked a major order for almost 300 jets from the main airlines in China, announced last month. [L1N2YI0M4] However, it canceled orders for four A350s from Aeroflot, representing 30% of the outstanding orders for…

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